Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Build your own automated candy machine Part 1 Hardware

Instructions how you can build your own automated candy machine like that on http://www.giveawaycandy.com/ or Canduino - Arduino connected to Everymote

History

Read the story behind the candy machine at Michaels blog

What you Need



Step 1

Disassemble the candy macine.


Step 2

Remove the gear from the handle and mount it on the servo. Use some glue to make sure it do not get lose.


Step 3

Glue the servo to the inside of the base and make sure that it is as centered as possible otherwise it will skip.
  



Step 4

Cut oft the front of the collector so that the candy do not get jammed.

Before

After

Step 5 option A 

If using a usb servo controller and controlling from a computer

Use adhesive to fasten the servo controller

Cut out a hole for the USB connection





Step 5 option B

Controlling the candy macine with an Arduino







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Happy hacking!